Mercedes ML350 CDI Test Drive Review

Conclusion – The new Mercedes M-Class is a serious attempt by Mercedes Benz to shake up its rivals. It has improved drastically in the ride and handling department and is more fun to drive than its predecessor. Its not only pleasing to the eye but also delivers a power packed performance, that too in an environment enveloped in luxury. It appeals as a complete package and once Mercedes starts assembling it locally in India, there are bound to be more ‘Stars’ on the road, well in this case both on and off the road.

Mercedes ML350 CDI Test Drive Review

Whats Cool

* Aggressive Styling
* Built Quality
* Improved Ride and Handling
* Comfort and Luxury

Whats Not So Cool

* No 7-Seater option

Mercedes ML350 CDI Test Drive Review

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Specifications

* Engine: 2987cc, V6, CDI BlueEFFICENCY
* Power: 258 BHP @ 3600 RPM
* Torque: 620 Nm @ 1600 – 2400 RPM
* Transmission: 7G-TRONIC Automatic
* Top Speed: 224 km/h
* 0-100 km/h: 7.4 seconds
* Fuel Consumption: 8 km/l (City), 11 km/l (Highway)
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Suspension: 4MATIC Full Time All Wheel Drive
* Tires: 265/45/20 Tubeless All Terrain Tires with AMG Alloys
* Brakes: All 4 Discs
* Safety: Presafe, Attention Assist, 9 Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, Electronic Traction Control

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4804 mm X 1926 mm X 1796 mm
* Wheelbase: 2915 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.9 m
* Boot Volume: 690 liters
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 liters with 11 liters as reserve
* Kerb Weight: 2175 kgs